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Swedish Expressions of Time – Round två! Posted by on Feb 19, 2021

Are you ready for Swedish Expressions of Time – Round två?! In last week’s post, I gave you three tips to build a solid foundation with Swedish tidsuttryck. To build on this for today, we’ll cover additional present tense expressions, and examine the way Swedish prepositions i and på accompany expressions of time throughout the…

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Building Particle Verbs with Gå Posted by on Dec 11, 2020

Verbs start out as just one word like in the example “Speak.” But when they add a particle “Speak” + “up” = “Speak up” the meaning changes completely. The short words that help transform regular old verbs into particle verbs, or phrasal verbs, are common prepositions or adverbs – so you’ll recognize them! Words like…

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Find the Fel – Proofreading Test in Swedish Posted by on Aug 28, 2020

Is there a Coronavirus mask mandate in Sweden? Let’s do an exercise while we find out! In today’s blog, we’ll put our Swedish proofreading to the test using an 8 Sidor article that I’ve altered to include mistakes.  First, let’s review some vocabulary for your comprehension. These terms are the ones we’re all using to…

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Swedish Preposition Breakdown: OM Posted by on Jul 1, 2020

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“Om.” No, today we’re not going to discuss the sacred Sanskrit mantra chanted in prayer or yoga… but I’ll guarantee that mastering your prepositions will lead to more balance in your Swedish speaking.  Meaning “about”, “if”, “in” and also used as a particle when paired with verbs, this little tricky word is everywhere, so let’s…

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Of, By, From? The Swedish Preposition “Av” Posted by on May 27, 2020

Prepositions are tricky parts of speech to master. I’ve covered this topic before with i and på, but there are plenty more for us to dissect! Attempting to translate prepositions directly from your native language into Swedish often doesn’t pan out. Sometimes the preposition is the same, sometimes not, sometimes you don’t even need a…

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Expressing Yourself with Swedish Prepositions Posted by on Feb 25, 2020

Prepositions are those pesky little words that often trip us up when we translate word-for-word from our native tongue into our foreign language. I wrote this i eller på post a couple weeks ago and the reader comments reminded me of some other challenging prepositions. This post will cover prepositions specifically related to känslor…

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Swedish Preposition Breakdown –  “i” and “på” Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

“Should I say i or på?!” is a question that most folks learning Swedish have asked at one time or another. While many elements of Swedish grammar are pretty straightforward, prepositions can be tricky. In this post, I’ll cover some hard and fast rules for these prepositions and provide plenty of examples for you to…

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